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by Edwin
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Badon on site of the battle
Replies: 9
Views: 3975

Re: Badon on site of the battle

These days it seems to be Bushcrafters vs Ramblers but I take your point.
by Edwin
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Badon on site of the battle
Replies: 9
Views: 3975

Re: Badon on site of the battle

Maybe though Barbury Castle might be a possibility with the assistance of the Countryside Rangers. We did hold a celebration after building the Roundhouse there with the Public attending, not paying though I think. Toilets, parking and cafe. Something I want to construct in my bit of wood is either ...
by Edwin
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Badon on site of the battle
Replies: 9
Views: 3975

Re: Badon on site of the battle

Ummm, they just did a large reenactment of it at Old Sarum :) Yes, that is what reminded me but how good to have reenactment battles on actual sites if possible. After all Old Sarum had its own battle "A.D. 552. This year Cynric fought with the Britons on the spot that is called Sarum, and put...
by Edwin
Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Badon on site of the battle
Replies: 9
Views: 3975

Badon on site of the battle

There is a case for the Battle of Badon having been fought at Barbury Castle which is a hillfort on the Wiltshire Downs. Relics possibly from the battle may be seen at Devizes Museum. http://www.swindon.gov.uk/lc/lc-parks/lc-parks-list/Pages/lc-parks-list-barburycastle.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by Edwin
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Broch - A Scottish Phenomenon
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

I'm not so sure that there would be any requirement to defend against intruders in the central part - getting in through the very small entrance is hard enough for modern people with no weapons, never mind someone with a spear, axe, or sword and possibly a shield as well. At Carloway, as far as I r...
by Edwin
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Broch - A Scottish Phenomenon
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

Re: The Broch - A Scottish Phenomenon

Anyone interested in Brochs should have a look at http://www.brochbuild.co.uk - My father, Irwin Campbell is a Master Craftsman with the Drystone Walling Association of GB, and has done a true to scale practical experiment to show HOW they could have been built. No one has ever done this before - a...
by Edwin
Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32096

zauberdachs wrote:Can we get back on topic please?


Love to, is it possibel to discuss the effectiveness etc of the "commanders' meetings" which do seem to have room for improvement.

Edwin
by Edwin
Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32096

Have replied by PM Paul 'cos I mustn't stir things here.

Edwin
by Edwin
Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32096

Edwin, you arestating to become irritating to a lot of people - there are a lot of individuals who are trying to keep the audience happy, entertained and educated - whether they are idle overweight slobs who deserve (as you seem to imply) to dehydrate or whippet thin fit young beings with the capac...
by Edwin
Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32096

Nigel:black humour which as you are a librarian you should be able to grasp the definition of the word. E: Black humour is two words which one should I know the definition of? N:There was something about a shovel threat as well on another discussion I think. Yes another joke you pedantic little dwee...
by Edwin
Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32096

You're all missing the important point, which as I stated earlier is the lack of boats. Now, if all those troublesome water carriers would just pour their load into a hole in the ground we could use it to float boats on. Now there's a plan. :lol: "Prosper the Bonaventure!" Are you interested in pre...
by Edwin
Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32096

and if Edwin would like to discuss this with Debs Iam sure she would be happy to oblige we could sell tickets Nigel, do you have a thing about violence which I assume is implied by the above remark? There was something about a shovel threat as well on another discussion I think. Perhaps you are so ...
by Edwin
Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32096

removing water carriers is just plain stupid, I wounder how you would feel when you collapsed due to dehydration because there were no water carriers! Not saying get rid off completely, why not think about ideas rather than dismiss them out of hand. Water carriers wandering about unscathed through ...
by Edwin
Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32096

Do away with boring parlies and too elaborate and often incorrect scenarios Remember nobody nowadays is satisfied with just seeing people in armour, there isn't much "ooh" factor left. Have the bulk of the fighting as is but at least have rehearsed couples and small parties break away from the mob a...
by Edwin
Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Crossbows in this period
Replies: 39
Views: 12934

Crossbow find

Witshire Archeaological and Natural History Journal XXVIII 1894-96 Page 87 Notes on a Roman Cross-bow &c., found at Southgrove farm, Burbage (Wiltshire) By the Rev. E. H. Goddard The bits found included the catch and some ring and dot decorated bits of ivory or bone plates. The catch or nut is a...

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